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Tag: snowboarding


Doesn’t it just figure – snow at Paradise

We should have counted on this happening. The days after organized winter operations begin to shut down at Paradise, some of the heaviest snowfall occurs.

As of 7 this morning, 25 inches of snow have fallen at Paradise. That has pushed the snowpack total to 154 inches, one of the highest levels of the winter.

Grooming of the snowplay area and manning the area with rangers came to an end on Sunday. Ranger-led snowshoe trips also ended on Sunday.

It wasn’t because of a lack of snow, but because of budgetary issues.

That doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of

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The Summit to host 2010 Ride Shakedown snowboard event

The Summit at Snoqualmie today announced it will host the first ever U.S. edition of the Ride Shakedown snowboarding competition. The event will be March 12-13 at Summit West.

In what has grown to be Canada’s largest and arguably most popular snowboarding event, the Ride Shakedown attracts international snowboarding talent hoping to showcase their abilities in the event’s signature thrill-a-minute format, the press release said.

With $35,000 in prize money for the top performers, the U.S. stop looks to continue the trend while putting a unique Northwest spin to it. Among the competitors will be Seattle-based Ride Snowboard and Summit

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The Summit will open Saturday

Thanks to 7 inches of new snow that fell earlier today, The Summit at Snoqualmie has just announced it will be open with limited operations Saturday and Sunday.

The Summit West base area will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

“We are ecstatic for this early season opening, especially with the promise of more snow predicted next week,” said Dan Brewster, general manager, in a news release.

Brewster said the area will be closed Monday and Tuesday, and the staff is planning to reopen Wednesday, if conditions permit.

Head to The Summit’s Web site for

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Crystal Mountain will open Wednesday

If you don’t have plans for Veterans Day, considering digging out your snow ride gear.

The 2009-2010 ski and snowboard season in the South Sound will officially open on Wednesday when Crystal Mountain begins operations, albeit on a limited basis.

The ski area announced this morning it will open the lower mountain by running the Discovery, Chinook Express, Quicksilver and Forest Queen lifts. The ski area will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ski school, rental shop, plus food and beverages areas will be open as well.

There are two feet of snow on the ground now,

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